SIGNIS Media is a trilingual magazine (French, English and Spanish) published every 3 months. It is intended for SIGNIS members and those interested in SIGNIS, bringing them regular information on the activities of member associations. SIGNIS Media provides a unique insight into the international world of radio, film, television, video and internet in more than 130 countries. It gives the reader a broad picture of current initiatives taken by the Catholic world in all fields of communication. It covers the films awarded prizes by the SIGNIS or ecumenical juries in the most important film and television festivals worldwide.
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A new international film magazine Today, cinema is still very present in society. SIGNIS takes into account this significant presence. This art, an expression of human creativity, is like a medium that influences cultures with values and worldviews Since 1947 the organization, called at this time OCIC, has been invited by international festivals to participate with juries (SIGNIS, Ecumenical and inter-religious) to promote quality films that artistically translate values. In its 72 years, more than 2,000 films have been awarded or mentioned and most are now considered classics. This new journal wants to mark the presence of SIGNIS in the world of the cinema but also to be an organ for its journalists-critics and media educators working in more than one hundred countries.
Press releases & statements
Since its foundation SIGNIS has issued a number of public statements regarding world events or particular issues related to controversy or advocacy. The greatest number of SIGNIS statements is on films which raise religious and/or moral issues that are or might become controversial. SIGNIS has issued statements on the following films: Agora (2010) Angels and Demons (2009) Brideshead Revisitied and its Catholicism (2008) Brighton Rock (2011) Calvary (2014) Deliver Us from Evil (2007) Des homes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men) (2010) Elizabeth – The Golden Age (2007) Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross) (2014) Les Innocentes (2017) Lourdes (2010) No greater Love (2010) Oranges and Sunshine (2011) Philomena (2014) Religulous (2009) Risen (2016) Silence (2016) Sinner (2007) Spotlight (2015) Spotlight (Statement of the Jury at the Venice Film Festival) (2015) The Calling (2010) The Da Vinci Code The Letters (2015) The Golden Compass (2007) The Omen (2006) The Rite (2011) The X-Files: I want to Believe (2008) The Young Messiah (2016) Risen Silence (2017) Les Innocentes (2017) Mary Magdalene (2018) La Prière/The Prayer (2018) Paul, the Apostle of Christ (2018) Jirga (2018) Apart from these statements, SIGNIS has issued public statements related to advocacy since 2003: Solidarity with communicators under threat in Bolivia 2003 Declaration of Lyon: ‘Media for a culture of Peace’ (2005) SIGNIS statement on the Muhammad Cartoon Controversy (2006) SIGNIS Calls for Support for Immediate Ceasefire in Lebanon (2006) Fijian Media Gagged (2009) Statement from SIGNIS on the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (2009) SIGNIS condemns killing of Pakistani Minister and Calls for Respect for Religious Freedom (2011) SIGNIS condemns Paris Attacks (2015) World Press Freedom Day (2016) SIGNIS Statement on Murder of Ecuadoran Journalists (2018)
In this section, you will find a series of interesting publications, done by SIGNIS members or not.